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, 2010. >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks so much for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning hurricane earl remains on a path to sideswipe the east coast. the first evacuations have already been ordered. earl is expected to move northeast of the bahamas today packing 135-mile-an-hour winds. it's a large category 4 storm with hurricane-force winds extending outward 90 miles. earl is moving towards the northwest and is expected to glance much of the east coast. north carolina has ordered tourists to evacuate ocracoke island this morning. a hurricane watch is in effect from north of surf city, north carolina, to the virginia border. but it is still too close to tell just how close earl might come to land. don teague reports. >> reporter: whipping angry winds, seen from a window in st. maarten as hurricane earl sideswiped the virgin islands dumping up to 8 inches of rain. >> i've never scene waves like this. >> reporter: in st. croix heavy surf crashed on shore. the waves tore boats from their docks. in st. kitts, heavy surf ran this coast guard boat aground. high winds damaged r
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morning, everybody, thanks for joining us i'm betty nguyen. president obama could soon be looking for a new right-hand man. the white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel, could decide by the end of the week to leave the administration. emanuel is expected to step down to run for mayor of chicago. but he doesn't have long to make a decision. emanuel has only until november 22nd to file for the primary. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning, tara. >> reporter: good morning, betty. well, the white house cautions that no final decision has been made yet. but, a source close to emanuel tells cbs news that an announcement could come as early as friday. emanuel has reportedly told colleagues he is all but certain to leave to run for the mayor of chicago. earlier this year he told charlie rose that office held a special place in his heart. >> always been an aspiration of mine, even when i was in the house of representatives. >> mayor of chicago? >> yes. the one thing, if you ask me what i miss, i miss the contact with constituents. >> reporter: at the time, the job w
'm betty nguyen. begin overseas this morning, both france and britain on alert for possible terror attacks. the threat is described as credible. a british officials said the plots were in an early stage with an islamic connection. mark phillips is in london and has the latest on this. good morning, mark. >> good morning, betty. well, western intelligence agencies are saying there is a credible, what they're calling a credible islamist-o linked terror plot that they have interrupted, one that would affect several countries in the west including the u.s., also britain, france and germany. people are undoubtedly nervous but they also say there is no evidence at this time any plot or any attacks were imminent and the proof of that is that terror levels across the west have not been raised, with one notable exception, that is in france, where there have been a number of terror alerts over the last few weeks, including one just yesterday at the eiffel tower, which police cleared and the area around it. but found no bombs. a train station earlier in the week was also cleared. france has a specifi
finds only 61% of home kitchens would get an "a" or "b" and at least 14% would fail. i'm betty nguyen. this is the "cbs morning news." "b". >>> more coming up on "the early show." but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. that means working with communities. we have 19 centers in 4 states. we've made over 120,000 claims payments, more than $375 million. we've committed $20 billion to an independent claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. we'll keep looking for oil, cleaning it up if we find it and restoring the gulf coast. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right. >>> noted scientist stephen hawking is facing criticism from religious leaders for his latest books. in excerpts from his newest book print
.ñbp &hc& thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. jjrÑi the atlantic coast slammed by a two-pronged, flood producing storm system, headed north after dumping rain on florida, cuba and jamaica. in north carolina flood watches are in effect and a state of emergency has been declared. >> it washes all sorts of nasty stuff off o the land, oil and greece from cars, animal waste, even things that are directly related to flooding like overflowing sewers or failing septic tanks, all those contaminants and bacteria are in that water. >> the drenching rain is, in part, a result of one storm system interacting with the remains of what was tropical storm nicole. >>> late wednesday, congress Ñi passed a temporary budget bill that will keep the government running through early december. with that taken care of lawmakers can head home and campaign for the midterm elections. tara mergener is in washington with much more on this. good morning, tara. >> good morning, betty. well, despite the politicalxd written gelling and unfinished business, congress is now adjourned, now time to face down some angry con
, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with hurricane earl, which is expected to strike the north carolina coast later today. president obama has declared a state of emergency and folks on hatteras island have been ordered to evacuate. earl is a large and powerful category 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. after earl strikes north carolina, it is expected to move north but will likely stay offshore. a hurricane warning is in effect from north carolina to the virginia border. a hurricane watch from delaware and also includes martha's vineyard. kim brown is in kill devil island with more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. earl picked up steam and it is tracking closer to the outer banks. about 50 miles off cape hatteras. that is where it is expected to pass. in the communities of -- south of here, there are those nonresident and they have until this morning to get out. kevin isn't sticking around for earl, even if it means cutting his labor day weekend short. >> better to be a little away. >> reporter: the monster hurricane could r
'm terrell for betty nguyen. on the last primary day before the 2010 election the tea party again stuck it to the republican party. one candidate scored an upset win in the gop senate primary in delaware. another is running neck and neck in new hampshire. there are big questions this morning about the gop's chances of overtaking the senate come november. good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. last night was the last chance for the tea party to show strength ahead of midterm elections. once again, they proved they do have political muscle. the tea party express is on a roll. >> don't ever underestimate the power of we, the people. >> reporter: last night in a stunning upset, tea party favorite christine o'donnell knocked the nine-term republican congressman out of delaware's senate race. >> we need citizen politicians in dover and in washington, d.c., to get our state and our country back on track. >> reporter: in new hampshire's republican senate primary tea party favorites -- were neck and neck all night long. they scored another victory in new york's republican gubernatorial r
. good morning, everybody. good to see you on a monday. i'm terrell brown for betty nguyen. we begin this morning with flooding in the midwest a levee on the verge of collapse along the wisconsin river. the failing levee located about 36 miles north of madison. this morning the river is nearing record high levels. the high water has flooded access road to a park, cut off residents who decided to stay behind despite warnings to evacuate. >> where we're standing here is plenty high. we wouldn't be able to get in and out for days on end and we'd have to float in and out and i'm not ready to get my votes out yet. >> officials warned emergency vehicles would not be able to reach anyone in the park. it could be days before they can return. meanwhile also flooding in minnesota and south dakota. cynthia bowers reports. >> reporter: this, all the result of several days of heavy rain across the upper midwest last week. as much as 10 inches fell in some places. residents in zumbrow falls were vacanted after their town went under were finally allowed back but only for a visit. some found there w
24th, 2010. good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. >>> a u.s. astronaut and two russian cosmonauts will try again today to return to earth, in orbit more than six months aboard the international space station. ground controllers have to figure out what went wrong yesterday. clamps holding the space capsule to the station failed to open. cbs news space consultant bill harwood was at the kennedy space center as this drama unfolded. >> reporter: this was a very unusual problem, unprecedented glitch the normally reliable docking mechanism on the space station, a russian mechanism with hooks and latches designed to release on command to let the craft free to come back to earth. they tried to do that and were unable to get the system to respond. the hooks and latches simply didn't open. they spent about three hours trying to trouble shoot the problem. an astronaut inside the space station looked at the mechanism from the station side and found a very small gear with some apparently damaged teeth floating out of that mechanism
on a monday. i'm terrell brown for betty nguyen. this morning people on the island of bermuda are waking up to a mess left by hurricane igor. the eye of the storm, category 1, by the way, passed just 40 miles west of the island around midnight and pounded the british territory with heavy rains and winds up to 75 miles an hour. trees and power lines were downed, cutting electricity for nearly 20,000 customers and flooding low-lying areas. >> safety first. we can always rebuild. as bermudaans, we already know how to rebuild. it's just one of those things. >> igor is expected to turn northwest today. later this week it will cause dangerous as well as and riptides along the east coast. >>> the american hiker imprisoned months in iran says her arrest was, quote, a huge misunderstanding. sarah shourd begged for the release of her com pain yons right now still in prison. tara mergener is in new york with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. shourd says she is very grateful to be home but the companions mentioned are not so lucky, their families make another appeal for the
in for betty nguyen. a huge explosion incinerated large chunks of a san francisco suburb last fight. this morning firefighters are still battling the deadly flames and looking for survivors. the initial blast rocked san bruno, sending flames 1,000 feet into the air. it's believed a ruptured gas line is responsible. city officials say at least one person was killed and 53 homes were destroyed. the gas-fed and wind-whipped fire engulfed ten acres. fire officials say looking for survivors is difficult, at best. >> our problem is, obviously it was a high-pressure gas line. we could not get close to the line until they could shut down that pipeline. currently they are shutting down distribution lines so we still have residual in the gas lines. at the last briefing we still were not able to access the area fully. >> by late last night the fires were 50% contained. laura cole of our sacramento station has more. >> reporter: it's been an emotional night for many people out here. i want to show you, though, this is where the road has been closed off. people still out here tonight. you can se
. >>> and good morning, everyone. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. remnants of tropical storm of hermine are still carrying heavy rains and the threat of flooding today. strong thunderstorms poured heavy rain into oklahoma and there are reports of at least two tornado sightings in texas. an eyewitness grabbed this shot of a tornado on his iphone. several twisters touched down causing property damage. at least one person was injured. a truck's whose rig was slammed into a paint warehouse. the lone star state got at much as 10 inches in the lone star state. don teague has more. >> reporter: a dramatic scene in arlington, texas, where torrential rain turned a creek into a raging river, surrounding a nearby apartment complex and trapping at least 90 people. >> literally, within 30 minutes, it was so high that we couldn't even walk back and forth from the apartments. >> reporter: the water came up so fast, over such a wide area, rescuers and in communities across texas were overwhelmed. >> it just came up a lot quicker than we expected. and quicker than we were able to take c
. back at it on a monday. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. federal investigators looking at the natural gas pipeline that ruptured and exploded last week near san francisco. take a look at this. the neighborhood before and after thursday's devastating blast that killed at least four. residents have been allowed to return home and the utility company told to examine all gas lines in the state. sandra hughes has more. >> reporter: for those who witnessed last week's explosion but still have a house left standing, it was a shocking homecoming. you are literally two houses away from obliteration. >> yes, i feel very lucky, yeah. just knowing almost up next. >> reporter: jason lee's deck was hit by flying debris from the explosion. other homes had no damage but days without power ruined a refrigerator full of food, a small inconvenience. >> that's a bad smell, that was it. other than that, it's been -- we're very fortunate than others that got their house burnt down. >> reporter: while residents whose homes are only damaged are settling back in, people wi
stories, we turn to betty nguyen. >>> a couple that worked at one of the two egg farms faulted for the massive egg recall says they blew the whistle on unsanitary conditions at the plant and no one listened. thousands of people have fau fallen sick to salmonella poisoning. cynthia bowers reports. >> reporter: former employees at wright county egg are now coming forward to describe conditions in the plants that nearly defy belief. >> tools are coming through, cat, myself, dead myself, chicken bones, live chickens dead chickens. >> deanna and her husband robert who now own a small egg farm worked at wright county in 2002 and 2008. she says the company routinely took eggs returned by grocery stores and repackaged them as fresh. arnolds say their complaint ss to supervisors went nowhere. >> i blame management for that. >> reporter: as for their complaints to on-site usda inspectors, the usda says the workers were there solely to inspect eggs for labeling but tell cbs news their employees don't remember any of the conditions or complaints. in a statement fr
in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there a key senate seat and race for governor are hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the economy. on wednesday he'll visit cleveland where he'll announce new steps to help small businesses. all along the way, the president will also try to shore up support for democrats ahead of midterm elections. >> are we ent
in for betty nguyen. in afghanistan this morning, a deadly helicopter crash has claimed the lives of nato service members in the southern part of the country. nine coalition troops were killed. it's the deadliest year for nato in the nine-year war. mandy clark is in kabul with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. according to nato sources, early reports indicate that the dead were americans and on a special forces mission. now, the crash happened at 4:00 a.m. in southern afghanistan. many of these covert operations happen at night and the goal is to disban taliban operations, either hunting commanders or sevening for caches of drugs and weapon. there was no enemy fire when the helicopter crashed in the region, so the cause of the crash is being investigated. according to sources, it happened in zabul province, north of kandahar and a taliban-dominated area. unfortunately, helicopter crashes have happened in the past. last october was one of the deadliest with two crashes leaving 14 americans dead. terrell? >> it's a crash we will certainly be following. mandy clark in kab
to get to this morning. betty nguyen is at the news desk and she has it for us now. good morning, betty. >> good morning to you at home. the first direct middle east peace talks kick off at the state department this morning. president obama met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas at the white house. bill plante has more. >> reporter: good morning. president obama like every modern president is trying to make peace in the middle east. he brought together the prime minister of israel, the president of the palestinian authority, along with the leaders of egypt and jordan. >> do we have wisdom and the courage to walk the path of peace. >> reporter: gathered in the east room of the white house, after president obama had met each of them separately, the leaders voiced hope for a breakthrough. >> i'm prepared to walk down the path of peace. >> reporter: all then joined president obama for a private meal in the state dining room. the goal, to have a peace pact between israel and the palestinians in a year's time. the four main issues separating
day. betty nguyen at the news desk. >> good morning. >> good morning. yes, there is a lot going on. tropical storm hermine formed in the gulf of mexico with sustained winds of 40 miles an hour. a tropical storm warning has been issued from south texas from the mouth of rio grande to baffin bay. could strike by tomorrow morning. >>> there's been no comment or explanation yet from craigslist on the sudden removal of the websi website's sex-related adult services section. during the weekend they replaced adult services with a black bar reading "censored." craigslist has been under pressure to curb sex ads with thinly veiled offers of prostitution. >>> in australia a boy is recovering from a bizarre attack of a sea lion. it happened at a zoo in sydney. as mark phillips reports. >> reporter: for a while it seemed like lexie, the australian sea lion had enough of her gig performing at sydney's zoo. only moments after shaking flippers with 11-year-old jack lister, she attacked him. poor jack ended up in the hospital with stomach and back wounds. but don't blame lexie. it seems it was all
to see you, i'm terrell bruin for betty nguyen this morning. president obama takes the podium later on at the u.n. for his second address to the general assembly. randall pinkston is there with details g. morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. how are you? he, indeed, president obama will be here at the united nations in just a few hours with problems at home and flagging poll numbers, the president's address at the u.n. sure to give him awn opportunity to focus on his foreign policy accomplishments and the future. expected to use his speech to remind them how far his he will highlight america's progress in iraq and afghanistan and promote u.s. efforts to kick-start the world economy. the president will defend his attempt to jump-start mid east peace talks after more than two years. also high on the agenda, slowing the spread of nuclear weapons. >> i think he's going to try to keep the world on board to make sure that both iran and north korea are shunned for their defiance of the non-proliferation treaty. >> reporter: but the president is not expected to just talk abou
. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone, good to see you. i'm terrell brown. betty nguyen is on assignment this morning. the 2010 primary season draws to a close today. seven states and the district of columbia are holding primary elections. republicans are trying to put in candidates who can ride voter discontent to big gains come november. but there's also defiance within the gop. party leaders are keeping a close eye on today's senate race in delaware. tara mergener is in washington this morning with more. tara, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. well, this primary is definitely causing some anxiety. party officials fear a tea party win will complicate efforts to take back the senate. the tea party has its sights set on delaware. >> not celebrating yet. encouraged and hopeful, but not celebrating yet. >> reporter: two weeks ago republican christine o'donnell was a long shot. a former marketing consultant up against long thyme congressman. but then the tea party express came to town with a quarter million dollar check for o'donnell. now polls show i
for betty nguyen this morning. beginning with the upcoming midterm elections. a new poll shows voter frustration running high. neither party escapes criticism and the president is taking plenty of heat. the number one issue among voters, the economy. a record number of american voters want new blood in congress, 55% say it's time for their representative to go. voters are frustrated with both parties. 58% disapprove of the democrats. 68% disapprove the republicans. tara, good morning to you. >> good morning. midterms, believe it or not, are now just seven weeks away. both parties are under growing pressure to prove they can fix the economy. with bitter midterm battles looming, president obama is taking a fresh shot at republicans. >> we don't have time for any more games. i understand there's an election coming up. >> reporter: wednesday, he accused the party of blocking his plan to extend all bushehr regard tax cuts for families making less than $250,000. just so wealthy americans can avoid a tax hike. >> they want to hold these middle-class tax cuts hostage -- >> if we're serious a
by movers. i'm betty nguyen, this is the "cbs morning news." words alone aren't enough. my job is to listen to the needs and frustrations of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. our job is to listen and find ways to help. that means working with communities. restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses impacted by the spill. we've paid over $400 million in claims and set up a $20 billion independently-run claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. and our efforts aren't coming at tax-payer expense. i know people are wondering-- now that the well is capped, is bp gonna meet its commitments? i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. i'm gonna be here until we make this right. >>> good morning. i'm andrea roane. here's some stories we're following for you. president obama is rallying fellow democrats on a four- state campaign-style tour. he spoke to a crowd of 17,000 at t
, everyone on a wednesday. good to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen this morning. the senator majority leader says he won't wait until next year to try again to lift a ban on gays serving openly in the military. he plans to bring it up again after the november election but some gay rights activists say the democrats missed their best chance to end don't ask don't tell yesterday. joel brown reports. >> reporter: senate democrats took a big political gamble and lost. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: their election-year effort to repeal the military's don't ask, don't tell policy failed by four votes. democrats tried to include the repeal in a military spending bill that's needed to fund operations in iraq and afghanistan. a tactic that outraged republicans. >> this is a blatant political ploy in order to try to galvanize the political base of the other side, which is facing a losing election. >> reporter: democrats were counting on the support of moderate republicans like susan collins of maine, who thinks gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the ar
with you move through the week like this. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. that florida preacher who plans to burn the koran will not back down. they are condemning the plan by reverend jones, but jones says he's trying to send a message to radical islam. tara mergener is in washington with the latest on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. jones believes radical islam could take over america and says burning the koran is a warning. secretary of state hillary clinton is just the latest official to lash out at pastor terry jones. >> i am heartened by the clear unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act. >> reporter: the florida preacher has sparked worldwide controversy over his plans to publicly burn the koran, the muslim holy book, on september 11th. >> we're dealing with the radical islam they have no problem burning the floog, burning the bible. >> reporter: outrage has already erupted in afghanistan and the top u.s. military general in the country, general david petraeus, fears american soldiers will end up paying the price. still, jones does
, 2010. >>> well, good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with the first major hurricane to approach the east coast this season. hurricane earl is now centered east of cape hatteras on north carolina's outer banks. earl has weakened to a category 2 hurricane with peak winds just over 100 miles per hour. earl's projected path takes it up the east coast with its eye staying offshore. karen brown has more now from kill devil hills, north carolina. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning to you, betty. it is so intense here. we were down on the dunes you see behind me. we had to come back up because you can't see down there. our equipment is all wet. really, it is wind at 105 miles an hour with 100-foot waves offshore. they evacuated 125,000 people from the outer banks and they're hunkered down, waiting for the worst to be over. in income fk overnight, earl delivered a stinging blow. >> just the power. it's absolutely phenomenal. >> reporter: high winds, heavy rain and pounding surf battered the outer banks. the system appears to be losin
'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. in new york, folks are preparing for a rough commute. a violent and fast-moving storm tore through the city. at least one person was killed, commuter trains were knocked out, and roads were blocked by downed trees. hurricane-force winds were recorded, and today the national weather service will determine if a tornado touched down. packing winds near 100 miles per hour, the storm sliced through the city in just minutes. tearing trees from the ground, ripping bricks from buildings, and knocking out power to tens of thousands. >> my used-to-be car is now a convertible. i've seen bad winds. this, they said there was a tornado warning. i think it hit. >> i've been here like over 20 years and i have never seen anything like this. >> a woman died outside manhattan after a tree fell on the car she was sitting in. numerous other injuries were reported. >> we'll get power back. the trees will regrow, but to lose a life, you never get that back. >> the storm hit at rush hour. rail service between manhattan and long island was suspended. leaving countless com
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